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06 September 2014

SAN PEDRO TOWN

SHOOTING INCIDENT

On 6th September 2014 at about 12:20am, San Pedro Police personnel visited the San Pedro Poly Clinic where they saw the body of a male Hispanic person identified as Rolando ESPAT Jr., 22 year old Fisherman of San Pedrito area, San Pedro Town. The body was observed with apparent gunshot wounds to the chest, left cheek and right upper thigh. Initial investigation revealed that at about 12:15am, ESPAT Jr. was heading home, when at about 50 feet away from his house, he was approached from behind by a male Hispanic person who fired several shots at him causing the fatal injuries. The culprit then made good his escape. Police have recovered (1) 9mm expended shell and slug from the scene. ESPAT Jr. was pronounced dead at 12:48am. Police have since detained a 27-year-old man of San Juan Area, San Pedro Town pending charges. The body of Rolando ESPAT Jr. was transported to Belize City to Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital Morgue where it awaits a postmortem examination.
 
BELIZE DISTRICT


On 6th September 2014 at about 3:15am, while conducting operations in the Taylors Alley, police had to use justifiable force to subdue Kent SKEET, 50 year old of Belize City, by shooting him in the left leg, after he allegedly attacked a police officer while being searched. SKEET was taken to the Karl Heusner Memorial Hospital where he was admitted in a stable condition.

RE: SHOOTING INCIDENT

Reference the Shooting Incident sent on 5th September 2014 in the Police Incident Report; police have since detained a 21-year-old man of Belize City pending charges.

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